Coca-Cola’s murderous record of anti-union activity in Colombia exposed

(NaturalNews) – Coca-Cola: to many, it is simply the all-American cola that everyone grew up drinking. Originally created in the late 1800s as a medicine, Coca-Cola eventually evolved into one of the world’s most popular soft drinks. Besides being a very unhealthy beverage, Coca-Cola has another dirty secret for which few people are aware; the Coca-Cola Company has been involved in a series of kidnappings involving union leaders and organizers at its Colombia bottling facilities. Many of those kidnapped have been severely tortured and even murdered by company thugs.

As shocking and unbelievable as all of this sounds, there is a trail of documented evidence against Coca-Cola for its crimes against union officials. In fact, back in 2001, the United Steelworkers of America and the International Labor Rights Fund, filed a joint lawsuit on behalf of SINALTRAINAL to address the problems in Colombia. Continue reading

Colombia: Killing Civilians to Justify Funding from the US Military

(GlobalResearch) – The accidental discovery of mass graves outside in Colombia has raised questions about the victims and what role the US might have played. Mass graves have been found in Columbia, and while the army has claimed responsibility for the bodies, many questions surround the site. Continue reading

MSM: U.S. and Colombia Cover Up Atrocities Through Mass Graves

(HuffingtonPost) – The biggest human rights scandal in years is developing in Colombia, though you wouldn’t notice it from the total lack of media coverage here. The largest mass grave unearthed in Colombia was discovered by accident last year just outside a Colombian Army base in La Macarena, a rural municipality located in the Department of Meta just south of Bogota. The grave was discovered when children drank from a nearby stream and started to become seriously ill. These illnesses were traced to runoff from what was discovered to be a mass grave — a grave marked only with small flags showing the dates (between 2002 and 2009) on which the bodies were buried. Continue reading

A War Against Human Rights and the Environment – Obama’s War for Oil in Colombia

This past summer, President Obama announced that he had signed an agreement with Colombia to grant the U.S. military access to 7 military bases in Colombia. As the UK’s Guardian newspaper announced at the time, “[t]he proposed 10-year lease will give the US access to at least seven Colombian bases – three air force, two naval and two army – stretching from the Pacific to the Caribbean.” And, these bases would accommodate up to 800 military and 600 civilian contractors of the United States. As the Guardian explained, this announcement caused outrage in neighboring Latin American nations and “damaged Barack Obama’s attempt to mend relations with the region.” Continue reading

US Threatens Venezuela. Netherlands has Granted US Military Use of its Islands in the Caribbean

(GlobalResearch) – The government of the Netherlands recently granted the US military use of its islands in the Caribbean, with the excuse that this is to help in the “war against drugs”. In reality, this is a direct threat to the Chavez government in Venezuela. Continue reading

Venezuela to reinforce troops on Colombia border with Russian tanks

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has announced plans for the deployment of new Russian-made tanks and combat helicopters on the border with Colombia. Continue reading

Venezuelan F-16 fighter jets ‘intercept US warplane’

(PressTV) – Venezuela has scrambled two F-16 fighter jets to ward off a US ‘military plane’ amid reports of “US trespassing the country’s airspace.” Continue reading

World’s Sole Military Superpower’s 2 Million-Troop, $1 Trillion Wars

With a census of slightly over 300 million in a world of almost seven billion people, the U.S. accounts for over 40 percent of officially acknowledged worldwide government military spending with a population that is only 4 percent of that of the earth’s. A 10-1 disparity. Continue reading

Chávez says US government is ‘interventionist,’ warns Venezuela

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez spoke about US President Barack Obama and his “interventionist” government that set up a new model for 21st Century de facto government coups, according to a news agency. Continue reading

Chavez prepares Venezuela for ‘US-provoked war’

(PressTV) – President Hugo Chavez says Venezuela must be ready to defend itself against what he called the US and Colombia’s gearing up for initiating a military conflict. Continue reading

MSM: War threat between Venezuela and Colombia increases

(Telegraph) – The threat of a war between Venezuela and Colombia increased over the weekend after both countries deployed more troops along their border and President Hugo Chavez branded his Colombian counterpart a “mafioso”. Continue reading

Air Force Document Reveals Intentions Behind the US-Colombia Military Agreement

An official document from the Department of the US Air Force reveals that the military base in Palanquero, Colombia will provide the Pentagon with “…an opportunity for conducting full spectrum operations throughout South America…” This information contradicts the explainations offered by Colombian President Alvaro Uribe and the US State Department regarding the military agreement signed between the two nations this past October 30th. Continue reading

MSM: Chavez Says Venezuela to Prepare for War as Deterrent (Update3)

(Bloomberg) – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez told the military and civil militias today to prepare for war as a deterrent to a U.S.-led attack after American troops gained access to military bases in neighboring Colombia. Continue reading

MSM: Chavez steps up Colombia rhetoric

(BBC) – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has urged his armed forces to be prepared for possible war with Colombia amid growing diplomatic and border tensions. Continue reading

Video: Alex Jones – US a powerslave serving aims of New World Order

(RussiaToday) – Alex Jones on the recent Colombia-US controversial agreement for set-up of US military bases, American strategy in Afghanistan and Barack Obama’s policy. Continue reading

Morales: U.S. planning coups in Latin America

The Bolivian president has accused the United States of planning coups in Latin America after Washington reached an agreement with Colombia over military bases. Continue reading

Europe’s Complicity in Evil – Paul Craig Roberts

Address to Mut zur Ethik Conference, “Sovereignty or Imperialism,” Feldkirch, Austria, September 5, 2009 Continue reading

MSM: Chavez tells Israelis to disobey ‘genocidal’ govt

(Google) – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez told the Israeli people not to support their government, which he described as “genocidal” on Friday, the second day of his trip to Syria. Continue reading

MSM: Outcry in South America over US military base pact

Deal to increase access to Colombia bases angers neighbours and damages Obama’s attempts to mend relations with region Continue reading

Global Depression and Regional Wars – Reviewing James Petras’ New Book: Part II

Part II continues Petras’ analysis of the global depression, regional wars, and the decline of America’s empire. Continue reading

Deal: United States soldiers will deploy to Colombia

(RawStory) – Chavez: ‘The winds of war [are] beginning to blow’
Some American troops will soon find themselves stationed at military bases scattered across the South American nation of Colombia with a mission to use advanced Predator drone technology to aid in fighting the drug trade and to combat terrorism, according to published reports Saturday. Continue reading

MSM: Chavez urges military to be prepared for conflict

(AP) – President Hugo Chavez told his military on Sunday to be prepared for a possible confrontation with Colombia, warning that Bogota’s plans to increase the U.S. military presence at its bases poses a threat to Venezuela. Continue reading

New NATO Boss: Colombia Prepared Me for Afghanistan

Navy Adm. James Stavridis, arguably the sea service’s intellectual leader, is making the leap from Latin America’s U.S. Southern Command, to the top job at European Command. That means he’ll also be NATO Supreme Commander, which puts him at the head of the faltering NATO war effort in Afghanistan. Continue reading